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After T-Bills and T-Shirts: China’s Role in “High” and “Low” Fashion After the Global Economic Crisis

Hazel Clark (Associate Professor of Design Studies, Parsons the New School for Design, The New School, New York, USA, )
William Milberg (Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research, The New School, New York, USA, )

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Article publication date: 1 February 2011

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the role of fashion design in Chinese industrial development in light of the structural changes brought on by the global economic crisis. The Chinese textile and apparel sector will rely less on exports to the US and EU and more on the domestic market. We analyze the capacity of Chinese fashion designers to shift their focus, from global brands to a distinctive Chinese look, with appeal at domestic Chinese markets for low, medium, and high fashion.

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Clark, H. and Milberg, W. (2011), "After T-Bills and T-Shirts: China’s Role in “High” and “Low” Fashion After the Global Economic Crisis", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 98-107. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-15-01-2011-B011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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